more about the ef5 tornado here.
By the time we made it down to the lobby the rain was already pouring and the wind made the rain go sideways. Everyone was glued to the tv in the restaurant/bar at the Magnolia. My wife in the meantime was trying to wrap Lindsy's and Toms present at the front desk. While I was looking at Armageddon unfold outside, I freaked out and yelled* We don't have time for this lets gooooo! Once she got outside she sorta freaked out too. We ran for the car and got in and made our way towards west Omaha. It was raining really hard with a little hail a few cats and some dogs of the larger variety. We made it to L&T's house unscathed. About 10 minutes later it was gone and a rainbow appeared from across the street.
*she told me later it was very dramatic and unmanly. hahaha